Schools train for shootings

Staff members from Unity High School and Unity Junior High School got some special training last Monday in what to do if a shooter should ever enter one of their schools.

Unity East Elementary School fourth-grade teacher named principal

Jim Carver is the new principal at Unity East Elementary School, but he’s not new to the school.
Carver has taught fourth grade there for the last six years.
“I’m excited to be continuing my career here,” Carver said.

Read the full story in the Aug. 14 issue of The County Star.

Fourth of July parade

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy had a Fourth of July parade last Thursday.

Unity East has talent

Unity East Elementary School held its End of Year Talent Celebration last Thursday.

Fun finish

Unity East Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day celebration on June 6.

‘Wax museum’ brings history to life

Unity West Elementary School had its fifth annual Living Wax Museum last Tuesday.
Students turned the school gym into a wax museum of sorts after researching historical figures from an 850-year span of time. Each student dressed as a famous person and stood motionless until visitors pressed paper “buttons” in front of them to make them come to life.

Retiring principal given surprise going-away tribute and send-off

Principal Janet Ellis-Nelson got a surprise farewell send-off during an emotional finale to the Unity West Elementary School’s award ceremony on Friday morning.

Principal gets duct taped to wall

Not every principal would allow herself to be duct taped to a wall.
But Janah Sudduth did.
The Unity East principal took part in the stunt last Thursday as a reward to students for achieving their goal of 5,000 points in the Accelerated Reader program.

Read the full story in the June 12 issue of The County Star.

Fun finale

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day last Thursday.

Students pie teachers as reward for fundraising efforts

Students at two local elementary schools got a chance to “pie” their teachers as a reward for raising money for the American Heart Association.
During the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events in March, students in kindergarten through third grade raise money by jumping rope, while fourth- and fifth-graders do so by shooting hoops.
Unity West Elementary School raised $20,250.

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